Josefa D’Óbidos9 de April, 2021
Embroidery of Obidos12 de April, 2021
The Arts Workshop, also known as Oficina de Barro, has been open for over two decades and gives special emphasis to verguinha, a handicraft of Italian origin that had been lost in time, until Bordalo Pinheiro, on one of his trips to Italy brought it back to Portugal.
It was an dissapearing art, but classes with local trainers, José Correia and Melânia Correia (at the time she was the only one who developed this kind of work) allowed some students to continue this heritage.
The workshop is visited every year by many tourists who, delighted with the work, take the verguinhas all over the world.
Oficina do Barro
Rua Direita, N.º 95
2510- 132 Óbidos